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CNN
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
-election team, but for mitt romney this is fascinating, landi, because the unemployment rate is below 8% for the first time since barack obama came into the white house back in january of 2009. you have heard mitt romney on the campaign trail over and over again, over the last year and a half running for the white house, criticize this president on jobs for the unemployment rate being over 8%. now it is under 8%. now it's time for mr. romney to have to pivot from his favorite line. take a listen to both candidates on the campaign trail yesterday reacting to the jobs numbers. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy just to try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country's come too far to turn back now. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better, but the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the work force today as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >>
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 2:30pm PDT
since he took office, the unemployment rate fell below 8%. but his challenger, mitt romney, had a different take on the figures. he says they are actually a sign that things are getting worse. >> the unemployment rate, as you noted this year, has come down very slowly, but it has come down on the less. reason it has come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. we have made too much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. >> the two candidates have made radically different proposals on the way the u.s. economy should develop. it is not yet clear what effect the new employment numbers will have on the race for the white house. >> let's turn to the markets now and take a closer look at some market numbers. the dax ended the day 1.25% up. the euro stoxx 50 closed almost 2%. the dow jones currently going up
PBS
Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
. but in southwest virginia, romney fired back that the report does not portray a real recovery. >> the unemployment rate, as you noted, this year has come down very, very slowly. but it's come down, nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. so it looks like unemployment's getting better, but the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today as on the day the president got elected, why, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> brown: in fact, total employment in september did increase, for the first time since june, by 873,000. but two-thirds of those were people who took part-time jobs when they could not find full- time work. today, some even questioned the accuracy of the data. on twitter, former general electric c.e.o. jack welch suggested the obama administration manipulated the numbers. but on cnbc, labor secretary hilda solis called that claim "ludicrous" and defended the bureau of labor statistics. >> y
WETA
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the unemployment rate dropped below 8% for the first time since january 2009. president obama cheered the figures; mitt romney criticized the administration for not creating enough jobs. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, what do the numbers tell us about the true state of the labor market? we get an assessment. >> woodruff: then, gwen ifill reports on missouri's senate contest where the democratic incumbent has unexpectedly grabbed the lead. >> this the united states senate. mark shields an david brooks >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> woodruff: and ray suarez previews another political match to watch, thousands of miles south in venezuela, where long- time leader hugo chavez faces a young challenger. >> the election marks a watershed moment for the world's second largest oil producing nation. and a critical supplier of crude oil to the u.s. its number one customer. woodruff: t >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour.
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
romney is running in political news that may be blunting that momentum. the new unemployment report showing that the jobless rate has dipped below 8%, really taking away one of his key lines of attack against the president. for months, mitt romney has been saying the president failed to take the nation's unemployment rate below 8%, but at an event here in coal country in virginia, romney found a new way to crunch the numbers. here is what he had to say. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month, and the unemployment rate, as you noted this year, has come down very, very slowly. but it has come down nonetheless. the reason it has come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> reporter: now for much of this weekend, romney will be campaigning across the state of florida, a state where the economic message will resonate on the state's unemployment rate has gone down in recent months, it is well above the national average. brooke? >> jim acosta for us in virginia. jim, thank you. >>> also, we have s
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
romney, just like the president in virginia today as well, is saying the recent unemployment keeps dropping is that more and more americans have given up, given up finding work and they're not counted as unemployed. >> i'll tell you this, when i'm president of the united states, when i'm president of the united states, that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the workforce, but because we're creating more jobs. i will create jobs and get america working again. >> and, you know, we're going to talk about politics here, but before we do that, this unexpected drop of the unemployment rate deserves a much closer look. alison kosik with you at the new york stock exchange, 7.8%, what is behind the number? >> okay, brooke, the unemployment rate fell because more people said that they had jobs, that's different from the previous month when he saw the unemployment rate drop a little bit because people dropped out of the workforce, people stopped looking for work. so in september, with this jobs report that we got today, when governmen
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >>> whiplash. tonight, just 30 days to go, the biggest crowd yet for mitt romney but the president fueled too by the lowest unemployment rate since he took office. the new eye-opening polls and of that debate. look who's talking? >> here now to comment, big bird. [ cheers and applause ] >> big bird weighing in. >>> and charged up. the daredevil once frozen in ice then buried alive now shocking himself letting perfect strangers zap him. >>> good evening on this sunday night. we begin with that deadly outbreak of meningitis. we learned late today it is quickly spreading. all because of those steroid shots to the spine for patients who thought they were getting relief from their pain. just in the last 24 hours at least 27 more people have become sick. that brings the total number of cases to 91 now. at least seven people have now died from this and tonight a troubling new development. the massachusetts company that made that steroid shot is now recalling every single product it makes out of what it calls an abundance of caution. abc's mark greenblatt leads us off. >> reporter: the pharmacy at th
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its lines are often quoted. the robin wright film an
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
from the romney campaign that that unemployment rate had been above 8% for better part of the administration, they he can't say that anymore, it's a volatile number. only one more unemployment number to come out. released friday, november 2nd, four days before the election, a lot of people are going to be watching for that one, harris. >> and then going to the poles, doug. good to see you, thank you very much. let's push in deeper. while the national unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, the economy added only 114,000 jobs, and that's still very far short of where hiring should be for a healthy economy. and we find the numbers are far more bleak for some particular groups. molly henneberg, takes a look at this part of the story from washington. >> three of president obama's most loyal voting blocks in the 2008 election are struggling in the current economy. remember, september's national unemployment rate is 7.8%, and breaking that down by demographics, african-americans, 13.4% unemployed. that's up from 11.3% this time four years ago. hispanics, 9.9% unemployed. up from 8% i
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
care costs. >>reporter: the september report deprives the romney campaign that unemployment is above 8 percent for all of the entire obama presidency. that, obviously; in longer the case. hit health republican -- >>heather: ins say the underemployment rate could be more meaningful. why? >>reporter: that is unchanged. part-time jobs wereeported created last month. in other words, people cannot find full-time work so they are settling for part-time jobs. for too many members that does not pay the bills. >>heather: thank you, doug. >>gregg: tensions in spain with a new round of economic protests breaking out in dozens of cities. tens of thousands of protests are filling the streets upset with the cuts in government spending. one the biggest demonstrations taking place in madrid. there were 20,000 people marching there. protesters say that the austerity cuts will only increase unemployment and job insecurity. the jobless rate in spain already is nearly 25 percent. health thousands of pastors fighting for their right to preach politics just in time for election day, pulpit freedom sunday, a
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
to see what the republicans think about that. how big of a help? because mitt romney can no longer go, well, the unemployment rate is above 8%. >> absolutely it was a help. and it was a solid vote for president obama on friday, the day just after this disastrous debate. let me tell you, don, i'm a republican, but when it comes to unemployment numbers, i'm an american first. i root for the home team. i'm not on the red team or the blue team. i want our economy to strengthen. i want us to recover as a country. and i think the smartest thing any political person can do, any pundit can do is celebrate america doing better. >> i think you're absolutely right. so why are many republicans saying the numbers were cut, when there's no interaction when the white house and the office that decides these numbers, that is spinning and whining as well. >> because we are 30 days from an election. and everything is political. what they need is political, what they wear is political, what they say is political, but at the end of the day after november 6 we are all in this together. >> i think they are
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, doing damage control on the other. he is riding high on the unemployment numbers, but also trying to recover from his poorly reviewed showing from his first presential debate, from mitt romney. meanwhile, romney's team claiming a big boost from the debate, saying they raised more than 48 million in the past four hours. >>> the family of a fallen border patrol agent attended an emotional vigil last night in arizona. the fbi says that friendly fire likely killed agent nicholas ivie. another agent was wounded in the incident. the fbi says it is investigating what is going on. but it appears that only the two agents were involved in that gunfire. >>> and an extraordinary trial in vatican city ending with a guilty verdict. the former butler to pope benedict xvi was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing confidential documents and passing them on. the vatican says the pope will most likely pardon him. >>> and leaders saying this man killed soldiers before defecting, they heard gunshots before the soldier crossed the heavily armed guard between the two countries. thousands defect
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
in tomorrow's debate, mitt romney or president obama. could the unemployment rate be the october surprise that shakes things up in the election? and imagine flying the plane and your seat comes loose. it happened twice. we'll get right to it. we're 32 hours away from the first presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney taking the stage at the university of denver in colorado. a live picture. this inside that will. where the two men will face off for the first time. lost at stake for both candidates. according to our latest poll which is an average of five national polls it is tight race among likely voters the president has 49%, mitt romney at 46%. now both men in past moments wished they could have a do over. we recall a heated exchange between hillary clinton and president obama back in 2008's debate in south carolina. >> while i was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shipped overseas you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of walmart. i was fighting these fights. i was fighting these fights. knives fighting against those ideas when you were
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
squatting. one of them whether or not romney, and you heard o'malley report it, romney's proposal as $5 trillion tax cut. it's a compelling argument and i hope people will watch. >> did aye i don't tell -- ayotte talk about the unemployment numbers that came out friday? >> yeah, part of that is because so many fewer people are working and if you had the same workforce participation, the unemployment would be almost 11%. o'malley says that it shows that the economy is finally growing and that -- as opposed to when obama came in and we lost 800,000 a month. we're creating now 114,000 this last month. >> governor o'malley, did he talk about the presidential shellacking in. >> well, he -- you know, the way they do it is say you heard a performance on the part of romney. but i think there's an agreement, i don't think you're going to find many democrats who think that this was obama's finest hour. and i think one of the things that you heard -- that was an interesting preview, when he talked about of course the big vice presidential debate is this thursday. i think biden, and you heard the p
FOX Business
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
of more than 40 straight months with unemployment more than 8%. governor romney farther south in virginia this morning says this still does not constitute a recovery, promising he is the only candidate who can bring one. >> if the same share of people participating in the workforce today as the day president got elected, our unemployment rate would be 11%. that is real reality what is happening out there. >> only one more employment report before election day. back to you. ashley: all right. rich edson, getting into the numbers there. thank you, rich. tracy: yeah we'll dig deeper into these numbers now. jerry webman chief economist with oppenheimer fund is with us now. it is very confusing because there are so many conflicting numbers. so what's your take out of these? >> this is going to keep statisticians and economists just so happy for hours and hours. so we're all having a good time on one hand. on the other hand, for those of us who just want to have the big picture. it is a pretty good jobs story. it says the economy is continuing to general right some jobs, some growth. it is not
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
jobs in america and did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. >> alisyn: well, romney had to say, and the president, we're just 30 days away from the the election. >> peter: and president obama touting his 7.8% unemployment figure and still blaming president bush. >> after losing about 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. >> peter: more on that interesting number, coming up next. >> clayton: take a look at the video, amazing video of a race car driver losing control on a collision course and watch what he end up driving threw, it's a vineyard and hits an electric pole. you think behind the care it looks bad, but we have a cockpit video from inside the car. "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. ♪ >> good morning again, everyone, welcome in peter in for vacationing dave briggs, only 30 days left until the election. >> clayton: i can't believe it. think of what we've been through. >> peter: exhausting. >> clayton: it's crazy to think about the primary battles and the debates and
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
to build momentum from that lower unemployment rate to hold a fundraiser in los angeles today, then eahe's heading to ohio. mitt romney is rallying in florida. he's giving a major foreign policy speech tomorrow. >>> we're following a shooting on the campus of the university of south alabama. a student
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
better ground game in the state. i think some of that movement is the base coming home to mitt romney. which is something you expect to happen. late in the cycle. and so, the president has made the case. unemployment in virginia is below the national average as it is in ohio and florida. and i think that's one of the reasons he's doing better in these states. is not just the jobs numbers from friday, that show that we have gone below 8%. but that it's really made an impact in these communities. >> i want to go back and talk about what everyone else continues to talk b. the debate performance, in colorado on wednesday. take a list ton what jamcarvill said this morning and then we'll talk about it on the other side. >> it looked like to me he really didn't want to be there. his mind wasn't on it he didn't want to engage. he just wanted to get through the 90 minutes. >> that's the perception that we've heard from a lot of folks. not just on the right, the folks in the middle, folks on the left as well. how can the president try and change that perception? are we going to have to wait unt
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